It really did happen very quick. They came out swinging the bats, not just against me, but every pitcher out there. They didn’t get deep into a lot of counts. I left pitches up, and good hitters are going to hit pitches like that.
It happened very quickly. I didn’t make good pitches and I left the ball up. It’s very disappointing. The team put a lot of confidence in me, giving the ball in this situation. Everyone in that clubhouse was confident. But we aren’t going to walk away hanging out heads.
If he gets three hits and doesn’t score any runs, that’s fine with me.
I‘ve gotten myself into a lot of trouble, more so than when I had success at lower levels. But I’ve made some pitches when I’ve needed to, to get out of it. I mean, not always. I’ve given up my share of runs and hits.
I was confident I could throw that pitch for a strike. He froze on it. If I can drop that ball in there, we’re not even talking about that pitch right there.
I really didn’t think he was going to take me out. I was surprised. But it’s not really my job to second-guess those things. We won the game, that’s the most important thing, so I’m not too worried about it.
I just didn’t have anything. It’s too bad you have one of those days on that type of day where there’s a lot on the line. It’s disappointing.
It goes back to doing what you can do. I was trying to do too much. Everything that’s happened before, we just have to put it behind us.
It doesn’t matter where we go. We have to start doing something. Our pitching is impressive, but we have to support them and get going — now.
If you’re a fan of baseball, … that’s just a great game to watch.
I‘m sure someday he’ll look back and remember the first time he beat Curt Schilling. Those are the things you look back on, and I’m sure he’ll think that was pretty cool.
I‘m just the catcher guy, so I have no control over how much I’m going to play. But I like to play a lot, so I’ll be ready to play a lot.
I need to start swinging the bat like I’m capable of but haven’t all year. It’s frustrating, but those past however many months are behind us.
I can’t believe it. It’s like a soap opera. It’s like ‘All My Children.’ They say nothing ever surprises you in baseball, but I guess that’s just on the field.
He used all his stuff on both sides of the plate. We had a good game yesterday. We didn’t swing the bats well today.
He doesn’t act like he’s 22, … I think the one thing about him is every time he goes out there, he’s going to get better and better. He was thrown right into a role, and he’s done an unbelievable job. He doesn’t let anything faze him.
Ellis in my mind has been the hottest hitter in baseball. He’s been awesome.
I‘m surprised, … I thought we were in danger, but these guys came out like nothing ever happened. That was something special
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